Amsterdam

May 12 '14 08:42

The home of Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan was damaged on Sunday night. Unknown vandals broke the windows in the night. Police hope to find the culprits with the help of security footage.

May 9 '14 17:27

Despite a large public battle to relax, or at least modify requirements for children in the Netherlands to be granted asylum, the current government will not take on the issue. The decision was announced by VVD member Fred Teeven, the State Secretary of Security and Justice.

Amsterdam
May 9 '14 13:22

GroenLinks has left the debate table, leaving a space for the D66 to decide whether or not the PvdA is still going to be left out of the city government.

A so-called Container Town
May 9 '14 09:02

The city of Rotterdam is planning to construct an area outside the city in which asocial families will be placed in twenty containers. Leader of Leefbaar Rotterdam, Joost Eerdmans, says that families who are "too intelligent for the psychiatric clinic, not criminal enough for jail, but too dangerous for the neighborhood" will be made to live in this Container Town.

May 8 '14 12:13

World-renowned Amsterdam tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher wants to make it possible to preserve tattooed skin, and set up a donor codicil that would allow people to give these pieces to family or collectors, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

May 8 '14 08:34

Dozens of mayors have signed a letter supporting the assertion of Children’s Ombudsman Marc Dullaert that too many kids are refused asylum in the Netherlands. Bunnik mayor Hans Martijn Ostendorp let the call to action, which was supported by mayors across the Netherlands. The letter is being sent to Fred Teeven, the State Secretary for Security and Justice (VVD).

May 7 '14 15:01

The municipality of Amsterdam is conducting magisterial procedures to recover the excess living benefits paid out last year through a Service Tax blunder. Dozens of thousands of Amsterdam residents received big amounts of money through this mistake, and now 152 households are refusing to pay back, het Parool reports.

May 7 '14 11:18

Squatters in the Valreep squat on the Polderweg in Amsterdam East are heavily resisting their forced eviction from the building. Because they have been organizing several actions, they do not see the justification in being told to leave the old animal sanctuary before the 21st of July, AT5 reports.

Apr 30 '14 13:33

The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) will give €10,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest of the man who killed Amsterdam bar owner Kenneth Renaldo Richards in January.

Apr 30 '14 08:31

For the first time, a Dutch national has been arrested because he fought in Syria. The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) announced on Tuesday that the 20-year old man from Amsterdam was arrested last week. According to the OM, he was carrying "terror-inciting texts" with him and planned a trip to Syria. The man is not suspected of recruiting other people for jihad.

Yellow Submarine
Apr 29 '14 16:04

The Yellow Submarine in the Bickersgracht in Amsterdam is going to be taken away. Owner Rob Meijer as well as residents of the neighborhood are very disappointed to see it go. "You don't take away something so unique, do you?"

Koningsdag
Apr 25 '14 17:02

The weather for Saturday's celebration of King's Day is predicted to be mild, with temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees. During the day, it might become cloudy during the day and the afternoon and evening may be interrupted with a few showers.

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Apr 25 '14 16:20

The traditional pre-party to King's Day, 'Koningsnacht' will be celebrated in Dutch cities like The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam. Several hundreds of thousands of partygoers are expected to descend on city centers Friday night.

Apr 25 '14 15:15

The recent discovery of a gold-and silver treasure in Echt, Limburg, is casting new light on the collapse of the Roman Empire in the Netherlands, around 411 AD.

Ajax Club
Apr 25 '14 11:54

A notorious criminal has had a bigger influence on football club Ajax than previously thought. Martin van de P., alias Polletje, seems to be taking on somewhat of a bodyguard role with Ajax players that sit in the tribune or visit the supporters home.

Pound
Apr 24 '14 16:07

Two people were arrested on Wednesday during an investigation into a large-scale British Pound counterfeiting scheme. The suspects are a 58-year old man from Stein and a 63-year from Echt-Susteren.

Amsterdam
Apr 24 '14 16:03

For the first time since 1946, Amsterdam may have to move forward with a city council without the PvdA. Almost a week after a minority agreement of D66 and GroenLinks it seems like all signs are pointing to the VVD, not the PvdA, becoming the third partner in the city council. The parties will publicize their choice for partner before the weekend.

Apr 23 '14 10:30

The Ministry of Justice has demanded a sentence of 12 months, four of which provisional, against 72-year old Robert de B. on Tuesday, who sold fake etchings of artist Anton Heyboer to a gallery-owner in Amsterdam.

Apr 22 '14 10:58

For the 13th time, the hockey team of Amsterdam has won the most important European Cup.

Ajax Club
Apr 22 '14 09:14

Some Ajax supporters threw fireworks from a box in the stadium during a match. These hooligans have been banned from the upcoming weekend game between Ajax and Heracles, meaning they might miss out on a champion match.

New West Inn
Apr 21 '14 13:35

The New West Inn Hotel in Amsterdam Nieuw-West was robbed Monday morning at 10:30 by two armed men, AT5 reports.

Fire Truck
Apr 21 '14 07:18

A fire broke out in a flat in Amsterdam on Sunday, injuring 13 people.

Apr 18 '14 13:54

On Thursday night, a shuttle bus from Schiphol drove into the water, injuring five people, a spokesperson for the royal military police reports.

Apr 17 '14 13:09

A second suspect was arrested in Amsterdam on Wednesday, in connection with a botched home invasion in Blaricum Friday during which police shot a man in the leg.

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